When planning a move to a new house, a consideration you must make is whether to rent a truck to move yourself or to hire a moving company. There are a number of things to consider, including whether your rental truck company is being up front with you.
Some rental truck companies deliberately keep things from you in order to get your business, and that can cause big problems on moving day. Look into these things before you choose a rental truck company. The biggest upsetting rental truck companies keep from you are:
1. They May Not Honor Your Reservation
This is probably the biggest complaint from do-it-yourself (DIY) movers: The rental truck company can’t provide a truck. Maybe your designated truck has broken down, or maybe they just overbooked, but the staff will shrug and tell you there’s nothing they can do. Typically it’s too late to book another truck, so you are up the creek without a paddle.
2. Their Trucks Are Driven By Inexperienced Drivers
Rental trucks that used by a different inexperienced driver each day can suffer from overuse and neglect. Often the trucks don’t get the maintenance needed to keep them in reliable working order. If you have a long way to go, beware of older trucks that may not go the distance.
3. Quotes Are Subject to Change
Beware of lowball offers with hidden fees, which are all too common with rental truck companies. Many of these companies dangle an irresistible price, then slap you with all kinds of costs on moving day such as fuel, mileage, out-of-town charges, etc. The small print may even warn that prices may fluctuate.
4. They May Hike Prices at Peak Moving Times
Demand for moving trucks is always highest at the beginning and end of the month. You can negotiate or book well in advance, but will the rental truck company honor your reservation when they can get a better price elsewhere?
5. They Hire Unreliable Day Labor
Because the moving business is slow sometimes, rental truck companies like to hire day labor for a few days at the beginning and end of the month. They may claim their staff is trained professionals, but it’s known in the industry that they are hiring moonlighters.
It’s No Secret: Few Moves is the right choice for your move.
You won’t have any of these problems with Few Moves Moving Company. We don’t keep any secrets from you.
- We schedule your move when it’s best for everyone, and we will always be there.
- We have well-maintained, clean vehicles and all the necessary resources.
- We’ll give you a detailed estimate with NO HIDDEN FEES.
- We always give you a fair price and we stand by our work.
- Our movers are clean-cut professionals who make their living with us—no fly-by-night labor.
Call Few Moves Moving Company today at (919) 999-6201 in Raleigh or (910) 512-6999 in Wilmington, NC, or fill out our quote request form.